The Caribbean: a forgotten refuge from the Shoah

The Caribbean: a forgotten refuge from the Shoah

Joanna Newman, The JC, 10/24/2019

Some put down roots, some moved on and many were interned. The story of Jews' flights to the Caribbean is still echoed in the tales told by today's migrants.

Meet the Jews of Havana: The Small but Thriving Cuban Community You Didn’t Know Existed

Meet the Jews of Havana: The Small but Thriving Cuban Community You Didn’t Know Existed

Harry D. Wall, Haaretz, 07/25/2019

A tightly-knit Jewish community whose members escaped the Spanish Inquisition and survived Castro’s revolution is there to stay, despite the challenges and uncertain future on the island.

Curacao, the Island That Brought Jews to the Americas

Curacao, the Island That Brought Jews to the Americas

Gail P. Dubov, Moment, 09/27/2018

It’s hard to imagine that at one time, this tiny island, so far from the cobblestone streets of Portugal, the canals of Amsterdam and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, had the largest Jewish population in the Americas.

Why Sand Covers the Floor of One of the Western Hemisphere’s Oldest Synagogues

Why Sand Covers the Floor of One of the Western Hemisphere’s Oldest Synagogues

Ryan Schuessler, Hakai Magazine, 02/20/2017

Fleeing anti-Semitism in Europe, Jews found unexpected shelter on the island of Curaçao.

Jewish Music with A Caribbean Flair

Jewish Music with A Caribbean Flair

Rabbi Juan Mejía, Jewish&, 07/18/2016

A Calypso reinterpretation of Adon Olam

Jewish pirates of the Caribbean

Jewish pirates of the Caribbean

Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR, Jerusalem Post, 04/09/2016

Ships called the ‘Queen Esther,’ the ‘Prophet Samuel’ and the ‘Shield of Abraham’ roamed the high seas.

Latin American, Caribbean lawmakers sign pro-Israel resolution
A Jewish language born of a Caribbean creole

A Jewish language born of a Caribbean creole

Timothy Mckeon, Collectanea Linguistica, 02/12/2016

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The Liqueur-Making Jews of Curacao

The Liqueur-Making Jews of Curacao

Leah Falk, The Forward, 04/25/2015

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